Gun Control Debate - Anchorage, AK

Discuss the national Gun Control debate in Anchorage, AK.

Would you support a ban on handguns?

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Since: Jan 10

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#21 Oct 15, 2010
Bill wrote:
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I cannot agree to that.
So you are aware I am a very responsible gun owner. Why would it be acceptable to hold someone criminally responsible if they were not involved in the criminal act. There is a difference between criminal activity and negligence.......I don't think you really mean what you stated. Under this thought process the following would also be acceptable.
Driver of stolen vehicle involved in a hit and run accident. Two people killed, suspect not yet identified and at large. Owner of stolen vehicle has been charged with negligent homicide for allowing his vehicle to be stolen.
Would the second part of your statement infringe on my Constitutional rights. My questions would be. Would it be criminal to not have in possession a firearm that is registered to you? What probable cause would the government need to conduct a search and seizure? Would being forced to prove that I am still in possession of a firearm be self incriminating?
Okay, lets find some common ground. I grew up on a farm in a small, Midwest town. We had an open gun cabinet full of guns. Even had the gun rack in my pickup window w/ rifles. I am not interested in taking your guns away.

I am interested in finding some resolution to the embarrassing gun violence statistic in the US. I assume you are as well. I also assume that you agree throwing more guns into the equations is not likely to reduce the statistic.

What solution, or even partial solution, do you propose?

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#22 Oct 15, 2010
Ex-Ukiahian-Alaska wrote:
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Reading comprehension,IQ and literacy...the topic was on handgun control and you jumped in with a comment about a AK-47. A AK-47 is considered a long-arm not a handgun/sidearm. I see that you haven't made your comments-posts public. How convenient.
Great. A stalker w/ a gun.
max

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#23 Oct 16, 2010
I lived in AK. during the 70's and never saw so many armed citizens. I never really heard of someone getting shot that didn't deserve it.
Rachel

Anchorage, AK

#24 Oct 16, 2010
No way. I'll never give up my guns. I feel much safer with them, and it is my constitutional right to have them. Banning them is slapping the good guys in the face.
Bill

Brighton, CO

#25 Oct 16, 2010
Iwmfu wrote:
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Okay, lets find some common ground. I grew up on a farm in a small, Midwest town. We had an open gun cabinet full of guns. Even had the gun rack in my pickup window w/ rifles. I am not interested in taking your guns away.
I am interested in finding some resolution to the embarrassing gun violence statistic in the US. I assume you are as well. I also assume that you agree throwing more guns into the equations is not likely to reduce the statistic.
What solution, or even partial solution, do you propose?
You have to find ways to eliminate the desire to commit the crime. High crime areas must have a high police presence. Those cities have to find ways to funnel funds from other areas to the police department. Flooding that part of those cities with Law enforcement which will lower the number of illegal firearms on the street. If you were to look at what cities spend each year you'll find several opportunities of areas the city may not need. Maybe the city puts up less Christmas/Holiday lights, lowers the budget on landscaping, to give the police department the money needed to put more officers in those areas. Getting or public schools involved with charities,(Having the 6th grade class with Law Enforcement re-paint a room in the local shelter). The schools have to reach out to victims of violent crimes and with Law Enforcement and parents involvement to educate or kids on the reality. We do that some what now but not to the extent we need to. You can never eliminate violent crimes. But you can aggressively drive education and deterrents which will reduce the crime rate.

Since: Jan 10

Largo, Cal

#26 Oct 16, 2010
Iwmfu wrote:
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Great. A stalker w/ a gun.
Not a stalker. I find that trolls do not allow their posts to be made public. They do this so they can jump on both sides of the fence w/o showing their cards. If the courts would begin enforcing the laws already on the books concerning the misuse of firearms it would act as a deterrent.

Since: Oct 10

Anchorage, AK

#27 Oct 23, 2010
Just take a walk in the woods in Anchorage without a handgun and you will soon figure out why...
T

Anchorage, AK

#29 Nov 24, 2010
Gun control means using both hands.
Tom

Anchorage, AK

#30 Nov 24, 2010
Iwmfu wrote:
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The right to self defense doesn't imply "w/ a gun" anymore than it implies "w/ a nuclear bomb".
A well regulated militia? And who exactly regulates this militia? How many militia's are there? Who settles disputes between them?
Regulated meant equipped at the time. Militia was split into regular, i.e. army, and irregular, i.e. every able bodied male.
begley

Saint Paul, MN

#31 Nov 29, 2010
Iwmfu wrote:
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Great. A stalker w/ a gun.
Great. A troll without a clue.
gene r swank

North Pole, AK

#32 Dec 4, 2010
Handguns do not kill people( people kill people. Handguns are your best defense against a criminal
gene

North Pole, AK

#33 Dec 4, 2010
A permit is the first step in confiscation. There are thousands of people in Alaska and Vermont that carry with out a permit and save lives every day.
gene

North Pole, AK

#34 Dec 4, 2010
The counties in this country who give concealed permits have the lowest crime rates the counties that dont have the highest crime rates. Those are FBI statistics. If you read and understand the second ammendment ALL GUN CONTROL LAWS INCLUDING CARRY PERMITS ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

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Since: Aug 08

Anchorage

#35 Dec 13, 2010
When did they get rid of the Second Amendment?
wow

United States

#36 Dec 13, 2010
Does anyone know how many crimes have been prevented by someone having a gun? How many homes were not broke into because a thief knew the home owner has a gun? I don't see anyone in the press telling how many people were passed over by a crook simply because they own a gun? Does the states with strong gun laws have less crime than the states with weak gun laws?
wow

United States

#37 Dec 13, 2010
I live in a high crime area. Most homes here have been broke into but not mine. I own an ak47. I checked for myself every home broke into did not have a gun. None of the homes that do have guns have been broke into. Odd don't think?
wow

United States

#38 Dec 13, 2010
I you don't believe in guns then put a sign in your yard saying so let's see how long you stay safe?
KNGarver

Wheeling, WV

#40 Jan 8, 2011
No. The way this place is you need one. I'm not dying because I have no money to give the mugger. I carry my trusty old Luger around and I never had to use it. It's our second amendment, they can't change it.
KNGarver

Wheeling, WV

#41 Jan 8, 2011
To be honest I have a Veitnam War trench gun in my basement. Ammo and everything in the crate. Still regestered in the army.
AK_Soul_2011

Anchorage, AK

#42 Jan 11, 2011
Those that will think about using a gun against me will fear me, because, I will have a bigger one.

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